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A new chapter in space flight began in July 1950 with the launch of the first rocket from Cape Canaveral , Florida: the Bumper 2. Shown above, Bumper 2 was an ambitious two-stage rocket program that topped a V-2 missile base with a WAC Corporal rocket. The upper stage was able to reach then-record altitudes of almost 400 kilometers, higher than even modern Space Shuttles fly today. Launched under the direction of the General Electric Company, Bumper 2 was used primarily for testing rocket...
Topics: Solar System Exploration, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Planets, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What...
Source: http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/multimedia/display.cfm?IM_ID=385
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View of Station Lunar Module,Commander Astronaut Eugene A. Cernan,Flag,Lunar Roving Vehicle taken during the third Extravehicular Activity EVA 3 of the Apollo 17 mission. Original film magazine was labeled E film type was SO-368 Color Exterior, CEX, Ektachrome MS, color reversal 60mm lens with a sun elevation of 36 degrees.
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On January 28, 1986, the Space Shuttle Challenger and her seven-member crew were lost when a ruptured O-ring in the right Solid Rocket Booster caused an explosion soon after launch. On this mission, the Space Shuttle Challenger's payload bay carried an Inertial Upper Stage (IUS) rocket that was to launch an attached Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS) from space. Search and recovery teams lifted pieces of the 40,000- pound IUS/TDRS from the Atlantic Ocean. Although the pieces were badly...
Topics: Space Shuttle, Challenger STS-51-L, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Challenger, What --...
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2004-00007.html
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by NASA -- Astronaut photograph eol.jsc.nasa.gov/scripts/sseop/photo.pl?mission=ISS013&roll=E&frame=67242 ISS013-E-67242 was acquired August 15, 2006, with a Kodak 760C digital camera using a 180 mm lens, and is provided by the ISS Crew Earth Observations experiment and the Image Science & Analysis Group, Johnson Space Center. The image in this article has been cropped and enhanced to improve contrast. Lens artifacts have also been removed. The spaceflight.nasa.gov/home/index.html...
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The crew of Expedition 13 recently passed a major milestone: as of late August 2006, more than one quarter of a million images of Earth had been taken from the International Space Station. The rate at which Expedition 13 has been photographing the Earth has been record-setting, as they passed the www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/science/240000_pix.html 200,000 th image mark less than two months before. The 250,000 th image is an oblique view (the photograph was taken from a side angle) of the...
Topics: What -- Earth, What -- International Space Station (ISS), What -- Landsat 7, Where -- Christchurch,...
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=6875
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Voyager 1 image of the clouds of Jupiter to the southeast of the Great Red Spot. This is a false color image of Jupiter, with exaggerated colors to enhance subtle variations in color and shading in order to bring out details of the cloud structure and atmospheric dynamics. (Voyager 1, P-21224) *Image Credit*: NASA
Topics: Solar System Exploration, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Planets, What -- Voyager 1, What -- Jupiter
Source: http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/multimedia/display.cfm?IM_ID=2047
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Two N1 Moon rockets appear on the pads at Tyura-Tam in early July 1969. The N1 was designed for the Soviet space program human lunar missions. In the foreground is booster number 5L with a functional payload for a lunar-orbiting mission. In the background is the IMI ground test mock-up of the N1 for rehearsing parallel launch operations. After take-off the rocket collapsed back onto the pad, destroying the entire pad area in a massive explosion. Publication information: Image from the files of...
Topics: Rocket Launches, Soviet Launch Vehicles, What -- Moon
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2002-000188.html
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The crowning achievement for the Saturn V rocket came when it launched Apollo 11 astronauts, Neil Armstrong, Edwin (Buzz) Aldrin, and Michael Collins, to the Moon in July 1969. In this photograph, astronaut Aldrin takes his first step onto the surface of the Moon.
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Topics: Who -- Neil A. Armstrong, Who -- Buzz Aldrin, Who -- Michael Collins, What -- Saturn, What --...
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=1859
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Astronaut Edwin E. Aldrin Jr.,Lunar Module LM pilot, walks near the module as a picture is taken of him. Discoloration is visible on his boots and suit from the lunar soil adhering to them. Reflection of the LM and Astronaut Niel A. Armstrong is visible in Aldrin's helmet visor. Image taken at Tranquility Base during the Apollo 11 Mission. Original film magazine was labeled S. Film Type: Ektachrome EF SO168 color film on a 2.7-mil Estar polyester base taken with a 60mm lens. Sun angle is...
Topics: Who -- Buzz Aldrin, What -- Apollo 11, What -- Sun
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Interior forward view of Mir Space Station Base Block with Control Station in middle of frame.
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Topic: What -- Russian Mir Space Station
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The original 1960 group of cosmonauts is shown in a photo from May 1961 at the seaside port of Sochi. The names of many of these men were considered state secrets for more than twenty-five years. Sitting in front from left to right: Pavel Popovich, Viktor Gorbatko, Yevgeniy Khrunov, Yuri Gagarin, Chief Designer Sergey Korolev, his wife Nina Koroleva with Popovich's daughter Natasha, Cosmonaut Training Center Director Yevgeniy Karpov, parachute trainer Nikolay Nikitin, and physician Yevgeniy...
Topics: Soviet People-Cosmonauts, Soviet People-Pioneers, Who -- Pavel Popovich, Who -- Viktor Gorbatko,...
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2002-000167.html
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Soft focus view of the interior of the International Space Station ISS Destiny U.S. Laboratory taken during Expedition Four.
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Excellent view of the docked Apollo 9 Command and Service Modules CSM and Lunar Module LM, with Earth in the background, during astronaut David R. Scott's stand-up Extravehicular Activity EVA, on the fourth day of the Apollo 9 Earth-orbital mission. Scott, command module pilot, is standing in the open hatch of the Command Module CM. Film magazine was E, film type was SO-368 Ektachrome with 0.460 - 0.710 micrometers film / filter transmittance response and haze filter,80mm lens.
Topics: Who -- David R. Scott, What -- Apollo 9
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by NASA -- Image courtesy ciclops.org/index.php CICLOPS team. Image description from ciclops.org/view.php?id=2230 ''In Saturn's Shadow,'' on the CICLOPS Website.
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Although the Earth Observatory typically reserves ''Image of the Day'' space for publishing data and images acquired by Earth-observing satellites, we are sometimes so enthralled by the spectacular images acquired by spacecraft observing other parts of the solar system that we want to share these 'otherworldy' views with our visitors. And if you are looking for remotely sensed images of the Earth, this view is the most remotely sensed image we have ever published! This beautiful image of Saturn...
Topics: What -- Earth, What -- Saturn, What -- Cassini, What -- Sun, What -- Huygens Probe
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=7314
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A closeup view of Astronaut Jack R. Lousma, Skylab 3 pilot, taking a hot bath in the crew quarters of the Orbital Workshop (OWS) of the Skylab space station cluster in Earth orbit. In deploying the shower facility, the shower curtain is pulled up from the floor and attached to the ceiling. The water comes through a push-button shower head attached to a flexible hose. Water is drawn off by a vacuum system.
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Topics: Who -- Jack Lousma, What -- Skylab, What -- Earth
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Space shuttle Atlantis soars to orbit from Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on the STS-132 mission to the International Space Station at 2:20 p.m. EDT on May 14. The third of five shuttle missions planned for 2010, this was the last planned launch for Atlantis. Image Credit: NASA/Kenny Allen
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- STS-132, What -- International Space Station ISS, Where --...
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/image_feature_1665.html
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Astronaut Eugene A. Cernan, Apollo 17 commander, salutes the deployed United States flag on the lunar surface during Extravehicular Activity EVA of NASA's final lunar landing mission in the Apollo series. The Lunar Module LM is at left background and the Lunar Roving Vehicle LRV also in background, is partially obscured. The photo was made by astronaut Harrison H. Schmitt, lunar module pilot. Original film magazine was labeled B, film type was SO-368 Color Exterior, CEX, Ektachrome MS, color...
Topics: Who -- Eugene A. Cernan, What -- Apollo 17
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Tucked deep in the Cambodian rainforest, the ancient Angkor Wat temple is considered one of the most valuable architectural sites in Asia. Angkor Wat is the pinnacle of the city of Angkor, capital of the once-powerful Khmer Empire of Southeast Asia. The temple was built by Suryavarman II between 1113 and 1150 AD. Dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu, Angkor Wat is a representation of Mount Meru, home of the gods and the center of the Hindu universe. In addition to its unique pyramid temple...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=17041
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by Images by Stuart Snodgrass, NASA Goddard SVS; Landsat 7 data courtesy USGS Eros Data Center; MODIS data courtesy Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team
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On July 29, 2001, emergency workers in Sicily, Italy, were working round the clock to reinforce dams to contain the lava flows threatening the tourist base, called Rifugio Sapienza, at the foot of Mt. Etna. Another river of lava stopped just short (about 4 km) of the town of Nicolosi. Meanwhile, the air over southeastern Sicily is thick with ash and nearby residents of Catania, a town located downwind of the volcanic plume, have been forced to use umbrellas while walking outside. As of August...
Topics: What -- Landsat 7, What -- Terra, What -- Earth, What -- EOS, What -- Enterprise, Where -- Italy,...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=1898
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View of Lee Archambault in Node 1 Unity as he exercises with the Advanced Resistive Exercise Device ARED during Expedition 18 / STS-11919 joint docked OPS.
Topic: What -- STS-119
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PLANET MARS
Topic: What -- Mars
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Front view of the Human Research Facility HRF rack in the Destiny laboratory module of the International Space Station ISS. Some of the experiments visible in the rack include: Gas Analyzer System for Metabolic Analysis Physiology GASMAP, and the HRF Ultrasound along with the HRF rack workstation and assorted storage drawers.
Topic: What -- Destiny
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High-angle view of Pad A, Launch Complex 39, Kennedy Space Center, showing the Apollo 4 Spacecraft 017/Saturn 501 unmanned, earth-orbital space mission being readied for launch. The huge 363-ft. tall Apollo/Saturn V space vehicle was launch at 7:00:01 a.m. EST, November 9, 1967.
Topics: Where -- Kennedy Space Center KSC, What -- Apollo 4
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Rear View from Station 2, Lunar Roving Vehicle LRV, taken during the second Extravehicular Activity EVA 2 of the Apollo 17 mission. Original film magazine was labeled C film type was SO-368 Color Exterior, CEX, Ektachrome MS, color reversal 60mm lens with a sun elevation of 27 degrees.
Topic: What -- Apollo 17
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Translunar Coast, three-quater view of Earth views over Australia and Antarctica taken during the Apollo 17 mission. Original film magazine was labeled NN. Film type was SO-368 Color Ektachrome MS CEX,Color Reversal, 250mm lens.
Topics: What -- Moon, What -- Apollo 17
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Solar panels on the Hubble Space Telescope make for unique window shades in this scene photographed from the flight deck of the Earth-orbiting space shuttle...
Topics: NASA Image of the Day (Large), What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter,...
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/image_feature_1363.html
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by Astronaut photograph was acquired in July of 1969 with a Hasselblad film camera. The image is provided by the Earth Observations and Image Analysis Laboratory, Johnson Space Center. The supports the laboratory to help astronauts take pictures of Earth that will be of the greatest value to scientists and the public, and to make those images freely available on the Internet. Additional images taken by astronauts and cosmonauts can be viewed at the NASA/JSC
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The Moon (or ‘Luna’ in Latin) has occupied a prominent place in myth and folklore throughout human history. In the higher latitudes of the northern hemisphere, the day-to-day change in the time of moonrise is smallest in the months surrounding the fall equinox. This consistency is due to the small angle between the horizon and the ecliptic (the apparent sky path traveled by both the Moon and the Sun) at this time of year. The bright, full disk of Luna provides enough dependable light in the...
Topics: What -- Moon, What -- Sun, What -- Apollo 11, What -- Earth
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=16959
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On January 28, 1986, the Space Shuttle Challenger and her seven-member crew were lost when a ruptured O-ring in the right Solid Rocket Booster caused an explosion soon after launch. Using submarines and sonar, among other equipment, to scan the ocean floor for debris, search and recovery teams located many pieces of the Shuttle. Shown here is the forward skirt of the right Solid Rocket Booster (SRB), which transfers thrust loads from the SRB to the External Tank and contains much of the SRB's...
Topics: Space Shuttle, Challenger STS-51-L, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Challenger, What --...
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2004-00006.html
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Apollo 8, the rising Earth is about five degrees above the lunar horizon in this telephoto view taken from the Apollo 8 spacecraft near 110 degrees east longitude. The horizon, about 570 kilometers 350 statute miles from the spacecraft, is near the eastern limb of the Moon as viewed from the Earth. Width of the view at the horizon is about 150 kilometers 95 statute miles. On the Earth 240,000 statute miles away the sunset terminator crosses Africa. The crew took the photo around 10:40 a.m....
Topics: What -- Apollo 8, What -- Earth, What -- Moon
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Astronauts Charles Conrad Jr.,commander of the Apollo 12 lunar landing mission,stands at the Module Equipment Stowage Assembly MESA on the Lunar Module LM following the first Apollo 12 Extravehicular Activity EVA-1 on the lunar surface. The erectable S-band antenna is already deployed at right. The carrier for the Apollo Lunar Hand Tools ALHT is near Conrad. The images were taken during the first extravehicular activity EVA-1 of the Apollo 12 mission,on Nov. 19,1969. Original film magazine was...
Topics: Who -- Charles Conrad Jr., What -- Apollo 12
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STS-107 Crew Training in Building 9NW. View of Astronauts Rick D. Husband (left), Mission Commander holding tripod, Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon, waving, and William C. McCool, Pilot looking down. All are wearing their Launch and Entry Suits (LES).
Topics: Who -- Rick D. Husband, Who -- Ilan Ramon, Who -- William C. McCool, What -- STS-107
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Extending above the photosphere or visible surface of the Sun , the faint, tenuous solar corona can't be easily seen from Earth, but it is measured to be hundreds of times hotter than the photosphere itself. What makes the solar corona so hot? Astronomers have long sought the source of the corona's heat in magnetic fields which loft monstrous loops of solar plasma above the photosphere. Still, new and dramatically detailed observations of coronal loops from the orbiting TRACE satellite are now...
Topics: Solar System Exploration, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Planets, What -- Sun, What -- Earth, What --...
Source: http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/multimedia/display.cfm?IM_ID=191
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Image L93-8701 is available as an electronic file from the photo lab. See URL. -- Photographed on: 08/05/93. -- Model of the Boeing EX concept installed in the NASA Langley 16 foot Transonic Wind Tunnel. The Boeing EX is an advanced surveillance aircraft proposed by Boeing to replace the Grumman E-2C Hawkeye. The concept employs the diamond-shape "joined-wing" planform and active aperture radar arrays in each wing segment to create a more aerodynamically efficient and electronically...
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Left to right are astronauts John W. Young, Virgil I. Grissom, Walter M. Schirra Jr. and Thomas P. Stafford. Gemini III crew assignments are as follows: Grissom, command pilot; Young, pilot, on the prime crew, with Schirra (command pilot) and Stafford (pilot) serving as alternates. EDITOR'S NOTE: For the Gemini-Titan VI mission, Grissom and Young served as backups for Schirra and Stafford.
Topics: What -- Gemini, What -- Titan
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Twelve people walked on the Moon in an era before cell phones, before hybrid cars, and before laptop computers. It«És time to return. Credit: NASA/GSFC > View image wrapped on sphere
Topic: What -- Moon
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/goddard/multimedia/returntothemoon/moon_landscape_HI.html
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MISS NASA IN APOLLO 8
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On January 28, 1986, the Space Shuttle Challenger and her seven-member crew were lost when a ruptured O-ring in the right Solid Rocket Booster caused an explosion soon after launch. After the accident, search and recovery teams worked for months to bring debris from the Shuttle to impoundment areas at the Kennedy Space Center and the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, where reconstruction teams separated the pieces of the Orbiter from those of the External Tank (ET) and the Solid Rocket Boosters...
Topics: Space Shuttle, Challenger STS-51-L, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Challenger, What --...
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2004-00003.html
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Sputnik 2 is shown with its unique payload shroud at the launch pad at Tyura-Tam on November 3, 1957. Warm air was piped into the capsule to keep the dog Layka, the first living being to reach orbit, comfortable amid the freezing temperatures. Rising temperatures due to thermal control problems killed Layka on the fourth day of the mission. Publication information: Image from the files of Peter Gorin. Image and caption from Challenge to Apollo: The Soviet Union and the Space Race, 1945-1974...
Topics: Rocket Launches, Soviet Launch Vehicles, What -- Sputnik 2
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2002-000182.html
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In this Apollo 17 onboard photo, Lunar Module pilot Harrison H. Schmitt collects rock samples from a huge boulder near the Valley of Tourus-Littrow on the lunar surface. The seventh and last manned lunar landing and return to Earth mission, the Apollo 17, carrying a crew of three astronauts: Schmitt; Mission Commander Eugene A. Cernan; and Command Module pilot Ronald E. Evans, lifted off on December 7, 1972 from the Kennedy Space Flight Center (KSC). Scientific objectives of the Apollo 17...
Topics: Who -- Harrison Schmitt, What -- Apollo 17, What -- Earth, What -- Taurus, What -- LACE, Where --...
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=2974
View of the Moon limb,Lunar Module during ascent,Mare Smythii. Earth is visible over the horizon. Image was taken during the Apollo 11 Mission. Original film magazine was labeled V. Film Type: S0-368 Color taken with a 80mm lens. Approximate Photo Scale is 1:3,200,000. Principal Point Latitude is 1.5 degrees North,Longitude is 88 degrees East. Forward Overlap 60%. Sun Angle is High. Approximate Tilt minimum is 65, maximum is 75. Tilt Direction is West (W).
Topics: What -- Moon, What -- Earth, What -- Apollo 11, What -- Sun
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The Soyuz TMA-04M spacecraft is rolled out by train to the launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Sunday, May 13, 2012. The launch of the Soyuz spacecraft with Expedition 31 Soyuz Commander Gennady Padalka and Flight Engineer Sergei Revin of Russia, and prime NASA Flight Engineer Joe Acaba is scheduled for 9:01 a.m. local time on Tuesday, May 15. Photo Credit (NASA/Bill Ingalls)
Topics: Baikonur, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Expedition 31, Expedition 31 Preflight, Kazakhstan, ROSCOSMOS...
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Test subject James H. O'Kane, Apollo Support Office, Crew Systems Div., wears a International Latex Co., prototype Apollo Lunar Space Suit during tests. MSC, HOUSTON, TX DO NOT RELEASE B&W
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Command/Service Module viewed from the lunar module during Scientific Instrumentantation Module SIM Bay Inspection. Moon in background over Sea of Crises, revolution 52. Original film magazine was labeled D film type was SO-368 Color Exterior CEX,Ektachrome MS,color reversal, 60mm lens. Principle Point Longitude 54.0 East.
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Nadir side view of the International Space Station (ISS) taken during STS-113 (11A). Visible are the Pressurized Mating Adapter 3 (PMA3), Space-to-Ground Antenna (SGANT), Node 1 / Unity, Airlock (AL) / Quest, PMA 1 and Functional Cargo Block (FGB) / Zarya. Docking occurred on November 25, 2002 and Undocking occurred on December 2, 2002 to deliver a new crew and a new segment to the ISS, the P1 (Port One) Truss, for the Integrated Truss Assembly (ITA).
Topics: What -- International Space Station (ISS), What -- STS-113, What -- Unity
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by Image created by Reto Stöckli, Nazmi El Saleous, and Marit Jentoft-Nilsen, NASA GSFC
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This true-color image shows North and South America as they would appear from space 35,000 km (22,000 miles) above the Earth. The image is a combination of data from two satellites. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument aboard NASA’s <a HREF="http://terra.nasa.gov/" TARGET="outlink">Terra</a> satellite collected the land surface data over 16 days, while NOAA’s Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite...
Topics: What -- Earth, What -- Environmental Satellite, What -- Snapshot
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=15529
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Excellent view of the docked Apollo 9 Command and Service Modules CSM and Lunar Module LM, with Earth in the background, during astronaut David R. Scott's stand-up Extravehicular Activity EVA, on the fourth day of the Apollo 9 Earth-orbital mission. Scott, command module pilot, is standing in the open hatch of the Command Module CM. Film magazine was E,film type was SO-368 Ektachrome with 0.460 - 0.710 micrometers film / filter transmittance response and haze filter,80mm lens.
Topics: Who -- David R. Scott, What -- Apollo 9
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View from station Lunar Module LM, Flag, Commander Astronaut Eugene A. Cernan, South Massif, taken during the first Extravehicular Activity EVA 1 of the Apollo 17 mission. Original film magazine was labeled B, film type was SO-368 Color Exterior, CEX, Ektachrome MS, color reversal 60mm lens with a sun elevation of 16 degrees.
Topics: Who -- Eugene A. Cernan, What -- Apollo 17
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View of the Charged Particle Lunar Environment Experiment CPLEE and Apollo Lunar Surface Experiment Package ALSEP. Images were taken by Astronauts Shepard and Mitchell during EVA 1 of the Apollo 14 mission. Original film magazine was labeled JJ, film type was S0168 High Speed Color Reversal, Interior/Surface, 60mm lens with a sun elevation of 12 degrees.
Topics: What -- Apollo 14, What -- Sun, Who -- Alan B. Shepard Jr.
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Earth observation views of Greece, Crete, Turkey and the Aegean Sea taken from Atlantis, Orbital Vehicle (OV) 104, during the STS-106 mission.
Topics: What -- Earth, What -- STS-106, Where -- Greece, Where -- Turkey
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Magellan radar image of Wheatley crater on Venus. This 72 km diameter crater shows a radar bright ejecta pattern and a generally flat floor with some rough raised areas and faulting. The crater is located in Asteria Regio at 16.6N,267E. (Portion of Magellan C1-MIDR 15N266;1,framelets 21 and 22) *Image Credit*: NASA
Topics: Solar System Exploration, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Planets, What -- Magellan, What -- Crater,...
Source: http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/multimedia/display.cfm?IM_ID=2029
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This image presents a remarkable view of the North Atlantic Ocean, stretching from the equator and western Africa northward to Iceland and Greenland, with sunset occurring over (north to south) Scandinavia, France, Spain, Algeria, Mali, and the Ivory Coast.Here is an opportunity for you to play image detective. How on Earth was this image made? Is it a painting, or a map? Is it a photograph? If so, was it taken from a high-flying aircraft, or from outer space? Is it a satellite image, or...
Topics: What -- Opportunity, What -- Earth, Where -- Atlantic Ocean, Where -- Iceland, Where -- Greenland,...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=16401
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At first glance, Jupiter looks like it has a mild case of the measles. Five spots - one colored white, one blue, and three black are scattered across the upper half of the planet. Closer inspection by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope reveals that these spots are actually a rare alignment of three of Jupiter's largest moons - Io, Ganymede, and Callisto - across the planet's face. In this image, the telltale signatures of this alignment are the shadows [the three black circles] cast by the moons....
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Scientist-astronaut Harrison H. Schmitt is photographed seated in the Lunar Roving Vehicle LRV at Station 9 Van Serg Crater during the third Apollo 17 Extravehicular Activity EVA-3 at the Taurus-Littrow landing site. This photograph was taken by astronaut Eugene A. Cernan, crew commander. Original film magazine was labeled B, film type was SO-368 Color Exterior, CEX, Ektachrome MS, color reversal 60mm lens with a sun elevation of 38 degrees.
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Looming over Sicily's second-largest city, Catania, Mount Etna holds one of the world's longest records of documented volcanic activity. It remains one of the world's most active volcanoes today. On October 28, 2005, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer modis.gsfc.nasa.gov/ (MODIS) flying onboard the terra.nasa.gov/ Terra satellite captured this image as the volcano emitted a faint plume of volcanic ash that blew westward away from the summit. Seismic activity in the area continued...
Topics: What -- Terra, What -- Earth, Where -- New York, Where -- Rome, Where -- Chicago, Where -- Goddard...
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by NASA -- Photo courtesy Patrick McCracken, NASA Headquarters. This photo was taken using a Kodak digital camera with a 2X telephoto lens.
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Can you guess what is shown in this photo What is the plume extending upward from the ground Why is the top of the plume brighter than its bottom What is the bright object in the lower righthand corner of the picture, and what is the dark, cone-shaped feature that seems to be leaving the plume and converging on the bright object Examine the picture carefully, look at the high-resolution version if you want to, and see if you can figure out the answers to these questions. Then, read the caption...
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- STS-98, What -- Sun, What -- Moon, What -- Earth
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View of Station 6,Sample 6215, 6235-39, 6305-07, Commander Astronaut Eugene A. Cernan taken during the third Extravehicular Activity EVA 3 of the Apollo 17 mission. Original film magazine was labeled L film type was 3401High Speed Black and White HBW 60mm lens with a sun elevation of 36 degrees.
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View of Moon limb with Earth on the horizon,Mare Smythii Region. Earth rise. This image was taken before separation of the LM and the Command Module during Apollo 11 Mission. Original film magazine was labeled V. Film Type: S0-368 Color taken with a 250mm lens. Approximate photo scale 1:1,300,000. Principal Point Latitude was 3 North by Longitude 85 East. Foward overlap is 90%. Sun angle is High. Approximate Tilt minimum is 65 degrees,maximum is 69. Tilt direction is West (W).
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Aerial view of the STS-2 Columbia launch from Pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida, taken by astronaut John Young aboard NASA's Shuttle Training Aircraft (STA). *Image Credit*: NASA
Topics: Solar System Exploration, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Planets, Who -- John Young, What -- Columbia,...
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An artist's concept portrays a NASA Mars Exploration Rover on the surface of Mars. Two rovers, Spirit and Opportunitylanded on Mars in January 2004. Each has the mobility and toolkit to function as a robotic geologist. *Image Credit*: NASA/JPL/Cornell University/Maas Digital
Topics: Solar System Exploration, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Planets, What -- Mars Exploration Rover (MER),...
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Human history isn't confined to books; some of it is written across the surface of the Earth. Among the places where the earth itself tells a story of our past is the French landscape around the city of Verdun, where more than 300,000 French and Germans died during a World War I battle that went on from mid-February to mid-December 1916. In this image, Verdun is a small city on the banks of the Meuse River surrounded by the geometric pattern of farmed and fallow fields. The river is framed by...
Topics: What -- Earth, What -- Landsat 7, Where -- France
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Engineers at the Marshall Space Flight Center install the F-1 engines on the S-IC stage thrust structure at the S-IC static test stand. Engines are installed on the stage after it has been placed in the test stand. Five F-1 engines, each weighing 10 tons, gave the booster a total thrust of 7,500,000 pounds, roughly equivalent to 160 million horsepower.
Topics: What -- Saturn, Where -- Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)
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President Barack Obama, left, Air Force Col. Lee Rosen, Commander, 45th Launch Group, center, and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk talk with Dr. John P. Holdren is Assistant to the President for Science and Technology during a tour of the commercial rocket processing facility of Space Exploration Technologies, known as SpaceX, at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Cape Canaveral, Fla. on Thursday, April 15, 2010. Obama also visited the NASA Kennedy Space Center to deliver remarks on the bold new course the...
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Apollo 17 Commander Eugene Cernan driving Lunar Rovering Vehicle LRV at the Lunar Module Station,Quadrant 3 and 4. Image taken on Extravehicular Activity EVA 1 during the Apollo 17 Mission. Original film magazine was labeled A. Film type was SO-368, Color Exterior CEX,Ektachrome MS,Color reversal, 60mm lens.Sun Elevation 15.
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A magnetosphere is that area of space, around a planet, that is controlled by the planet's magnetic field. The shape of the Earth's magnetosphere is the direct result of being blasted by solar wind. The solar wind compresses its sunward side to a distance of only 6 to 10 times the radius of the Earth. A supersonic shock wave is created sunward of Earth called the Bow Shock. Most of the solar wind particles are heated and slowed at the bow shock and detour around the Earth in the Magnetosheath....
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The Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) instrument on NASAâs Terra spacecraft captured this false-color image of Haiti on Jan. 21, 2010, nine days after a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck the region and caused massive damage and loss of life, and one day after a large 5.9 aftershock caused additional damage. While ASTER's 50-foot resolution is not sufficient to see damaged buildings, it can be used to identify other results. Tiny dots of white against the...
Topics: What -- Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer, What -- ASTER, What --...
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This Chandra image reveals, in detail, the turbulent debris created by a supernova explosion that was observed by the Danish Astronomer Tycho Brahe in the year 1572. The colors show different x-ray energies, with red, green, and blue representing low, medium, and high energies, respectively. Most likely caused by the destruction of a white dwarf star, a shock wave produced by the expanding debris is outlined by the sharp blue circular arcs of 20 million degree Celsius gas seen on the outer rim....
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Astronaut and mission specialist Kalpana Chawla, receives assistance in donning a training version of the Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) space suit, prior to an underwater training session in the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory (NBL) near Johnson Space Center. This particular training was in preparation for the STS-87 mission. The Space Shuttle Columbia (STS-87) was the fourth flight of the United States Microgravity Payload (USMP-4) and Spartan-201 satellite, both managed by scientists and...
Topics: Who -- Kalpana Chawla, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- STS-87, What -- Columbia, Where --...
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View of the Lunar Surface towards the southeastern Horizon. Images were taken during EVA 1 of the Apollo 14 mission. Original film magazine was labeled II, film type was S0168 High Speed Color Reversal, Interior/Surface, 60mm lens with a sun elevation of 12 degrees.
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View of the Space Shuttle Atlantis during its launch, marking the beginning of the STS-129 mission, from Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center (KSC), Cape Canaveral, Florida. KSC image number: KSC-2009-6389.
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The space shuttle Endeavour is seen on launch pad 39a after the rollback of the Rotating Service Structure (RSS), Sunday, May 15, 2011, at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. During the mission, Endeavour and the STS-134 crew will deliver the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) and spare parts including two S-band communications antennas, a high-pressure gas tank and additional spare parts for Dextre. Launch is targeted for Monday, May 16 at 8:56 a.m. EDT. Photo credit: (NASA/Bill...
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Endeavour, What -- STS-134, What -- Spectrometer, Where -- Kennedy Space...
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The longest river in Asia, the Yangtze River brings mixed blessings to China. Although it meets the water needs of millions of people, the river regularly overflows its banks. In the twentieth century alone, Chinese authorities estimated, the river claimed the lives of 300,000 people. To protect some 15 million residents and 3.7 million acres (roughly 14,970 square kilometers) in the lower Yangtze floodplains, China began construction on the Three Gorges Dam in 1994. Like the river itself, the...
Topics: What -- Landsat 5, What -- Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM), What -- Terra, What -- Aqua,...
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